Artist Anne Newland: Study for Composition: The Legend of Ceres, (Anticoli)

Artist Anne Newland (1913-1997): Study for Composition: The Legend of Ceres, (Anticoli)

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Anne Newland (1913-1997):
Study for Composition: The Legend of Ceres, (Anticoli)
Unmounted (ref: 4609)

Inscribed and dated July 16th Anticoli 48

Pencil on grey paper, 17.5 x 12 in. (44 x 30 cm.) 

See all works by Anne Newland pencil farms/domestic animals flowers

This study of a wheat sheaf relates to Newland's Composition: The Legend of Ceres, a project Newland started in 1938, during the first years of her Scholarship at The British School at Rome, and recommenced in the late 1940's. Ceres, according to Ancient Roman myth,  was the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.  'Anticoli' refers to the artist's community of Anticoli Corrardo where many Rome Scholars spent the summer

Anne Newland trained at the Byam Shaw School, (1936-39, under Ernest Jackson) before gaining an Edwin Abbey Major Scholarship in 1938/39. During World War II she was involved in camouflage, then taught in Scotland. She signed her work, which was mainly large, decorative canvases. A.N. She was influenced especially by the work of Andrea Mantegna. She showed at the RA, RSA and elsewhere.